Saturday, January 29, 2011

run run run

Sorry we haven't updated the blog in a while. The past two weeks have flown by in a blur of activity. And Steve flew out, literally--to NYC that is, leaving me with a fully stocked fridge and total control over our Netflix queue for the next couple of weeks.

The past two weeks were consumed with
a) football, though it did not end well for my Bears

or Steve's beloved Patriots. Both of our teams were knocked out by their fiercest rivals, and we've finally moved on. Well, I'm trying to. Please don't bring up the words "Jay" and "Cutler" to me, ok?

The other thing consuming my time? That would be
b) running. As in:

Epsom salts (that's a 12-pound box there!) and energy chews have found their way back into my life--a friend and I are training for the Eugene (OR) Marathon on May 1st. This will be lucky number 7 for me, and it's keeping me motivated through winter. Running here has its fair share of hazards, weather and wildlife being at the top of the list. Last week we had bison behind us AND in front of us, and that was in the middle of Gardiner. I'll try to remember to bring a camera with me on my next run.

But then there's this,

the view on our long runs, which we're doing in the aptly named Paradise Valley. Hard to beat.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011